Nourishing Connections

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Welcome to Nourishing Connections. I hope you will discover more and more about God, and God’s extraordinary world, as you explore this new site.

Nourishing Connections is also the title of my book of poetry which was published by Canterbury Press in 2020.

I was ordained 40 years ago and have loved serving as a curate, missionary, theologian, vicar, bishop, and mission theologian, in London, Kenya, Cambridge, Islington, Sherborne, and the global South of the Anglican Communion. Now living in Cambridge, I serve as Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Ely and Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide.

Here you can read articles, chapters, books, and poems which I have written over these years, together with photos, videos and art. I am very grateful to the editors and publishers of the books, journals and websites where these first appeared.

The seven paintings of Women in the Bible, at the top of each section, are by Silvia Dimitrova. We have enjoyed working together on this project over the last 17 years and my accompanying poems are in the poetry section. Tristan Latchford has composed seven anthems on these paintings and poems.

6. Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide: Silver Jubilee

20/03/2021    From Ponderings

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The five ways in which the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year: launch of 'Friends of the Centre'; launch of a book of global Anglican perspectives on prayer; a history of the Centre; five lectures, 'Transfiguring World Christianity'; and a book of 25 essays, Connecting Christianities.

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5. Women in the Bible

23/01/2021    From Ponderings

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The journey of a multi-artform project - art, poetry and music - inspired by seven biblical women, from commission to publication and performance. 

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4. Three Popes

09/12/2020    From Ponderings

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In my Ponderings for December 2020, I reflect on the three most recent popes, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis, by interweaving comment, poetry, and autobiography. The article was published originally on Covenant, the weblog of The Living Church, on 8 Dec 2020, and is republished here with permission and thanks.

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3. Review of 'Imagining Mission with John V. Taylor'

16/11/2020    From Ponderings

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My Ponderings for November is my review, commissioned, and accepted for publication in 2021, by the journal Modern Believing, of the book Imagining Mission with John V. Taylor by Jonny Baker and Cathy Ross (SCM Press, 2020). My poem, 'Thanksgiving: Bishop John V Taylor' was published in Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020) and may be seen here.

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2. Nourishing Connections: Podcast, Web Discussion, World Premiere Concert

23/10/2020    From Ponderings

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In my second Ponderings, for October, I describe five events which are part of the book launch of Nourishing Connections.

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